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Gabi - Obre Staful - Furggu - Gabi

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The Laggintal impresses with its fauna and flora. In the valley you can find a rarity, the Christs Mohrenfalter (Erebia christi), beside many protected plants and animals.
difficult
Distance 14.6 km
5:30 h
990 m
990 m

After the Stutzji in Simplon Dorf and about 800 m Napoleon road, the path turns left and leads through meadows to the floodplain forest of Laggiina am Gabi.

Here the ascent begins on the historic Stockalperweg (600 m above sea level) over the Feerbäärg, past the small, unique chapel and grazing herds of cattle to the Furggu pass.

At the first rest, the hiker enjoys the view back into the Simplon Valley. To the south, the Zwischbergental opens up with views over the Monschära Pass to Italy. The path turns right and climbs a further 200m in the direction of Guggili. The legendary Laggintal valley opens up. On the flat high-level trail, the sight of the Lagginhorn and the Weissmies with their steep flanks and hanging glaciers is overwhelming. At the deep blue, idyllic lake, many hikers enjoy an aperitif at a hidden spring. The sound of the waterfall of the young Laggiina and the marmot whistles replace the iPod and radio. The descent takes you to Gabi or Simplon Dorf.

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Author’s recommendation

The Laggnital high-altitude trail is an insider tip for connoisseurs. Here we still find pure nature according to God's plan without great human intervention.
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Obre Staful, 2,134 m
Lowest point
1,219 m
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Rest Stop

Obre Staful
Furggu

Safety information

The hike is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the hiker.

Tips and hints

www.brig-simplon.ch

Start

Gabi, post bus stop (1,228 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'648'947E 1'114'996N
DD
46.184651, 8.072574
DMS
46°11'04.7"N 8°04'21.3"E
UTM
32T 428426 5114981
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Destination

Gabi, post bus stop

Turn-by-turn directions

Gabi - Obre Staful - Furggu - Gabi

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Gabi can be reached by post bus.

Getting there

From Brig by post bus or private vehicle to Gabi.

Parking

Parking is available in Gabi.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'648'947E 1'114'996N
DD
46.184651, 8.072574
DMS
46°11'04.7"N 8°04'21.3"E
UTM
32T 428426 5114981
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available from the Brig or Simplon Tourist Offices.

Equipment

Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes it is strongly recommended to wear good, sturdy mountain boots.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
14.6 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
990 m
Descent
990 m
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